Voted NJ Monthly 25 Best New Restaurants

Voted NJ Monthly 25 Best New Restaurants

When you reach the limits of finger licking at this fetching barbecue and Southern restaurant that opened in July, you’ll be grateful for the cloth napkins chef/co-owner Donald Erickson Jr. thoughtfully provides. The Bridgewater native patrols the pleasingly homespun dining room and bar every night, making sure everyone is happy and well attended to. The self-described “6-foot-5 Irish guy” stands out—and so does his food. Crisp fried chicken pops with juicy tenderness thanks to 10 hours of sous-vide cooking before it hits the fryer. Equally good is blackened catfish, a big, succulent fillet, expertly seasoned and served over rice and beans. Smoked meats and tasty sides will give those napkins a workout.

"Pop Up" Lunch Today

Pop-up lunch hours today!   Come on by.  Serving a "limited" menu and a full bar!  We will be open until 5pm today.  Closed on tomorrow (Monday) and will back open with full menu on Tuesday.   We look forward to serving you   #thewoodenspoonsaloon

Opening Soon!!

Stay Tuned for an Official Opening Night Announcement!